Faulty rudder system major factor in AirAsia crash off Indonesia: probe

Jakarta (AFP) - A fault with the rudder control system was a major factor in the December AirAsia plane crash into the Java Sea that left 162 people dead, Indonesian investigators said Tuesday.

Repeated problems with the system led to the pilots disengaging the autopilot in stormy weather in a bid to fix the situation, and then losing control of the Airbus A320-200, Indonesia's official National Transportation Safety Committee said. 

In their final report into the crash, investigators...

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